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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Unlikely Hiker Trail Journal
Diabetes

More than $50 raised for juvenile diabetes summer camp in first week!

As announced last week, sponsor Uncle Joe’s Eclectic, Inc. is donating 10% of sales from its eBay craft supply store to a non-profit summer camp for children with juvenile diabetes.  This began on January 27th, and will continue until I finish my thru-hike at Katahdin around September, 2016.  Camp Kno-Koma, the summer camp being supported, provides children

Agoraphobia

A dreamer looks at 35

There is something about birthdays that cause many people to become incredibly reflective on where they find themselves in life. I have never been one of these people. Even when I turned the big “Three-Oh,” an event I have seen bring a few others to tears, I simply saw another year pass. If anything, I

You don’t have to walk 2200 miles to simplify and de-stress your life, but it doesn’t hurt

It is sometimes in the strangest moments, during the course of the most conventional tasks, that drastic change is initiated.  Choosing to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, taking on a six-month, 2200 mile journey through rain and sleet, through cold winter nights as well as hot, humid days, spending each night in a tent or occasionally